Sunday, May 22, 2016

Military Research Intro

When we think about military service, we tend to think of a handful of wars/"conflicts": Wars in the Middle East [from the Gulf War to present], Viet Nam, Korea, WWII, WWI and the Civil War.

Some tend to forget the war that gave us our independence - The  American Revolution.

Others that frequently get overlooked: War of 1812, The Indian Wars [c1865-1890s], The Seminole Wars, Mexican War, Spanish-American & Philippine-American Wars, French and Indian War & Colonial Wars.

Technically, any war predating the American Revolution would not be a US-involved conflict, but they still involved our ancestors!

When you start researching your military ancestors, start early - the mid-1600s and go from there.

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